Travel Tips FAQ
We do not request any down-payment from our clients. All payments should only be made upon arrival through our representative at the airport.
Also It's important to note that our bank accounts are exclusively located in Jordan, specifically with the Housing Bank as indicated below.
The Housing Bank for Trade & Finance Commercial Center Branch Amman - Jordan
JORDAN AL FAKHER TRAVEL AND TOURISM
USD Acc. Nr.: 0022176800201001
USD IBAN Nr.: JO48HBHO0180000022176800201001 EUR Acc. Nr.: 0022176801501001
EUR IBAN Nr.: JO80HBHO0180000022176801501001
Alcohol is generally allowed in Jordan, and you'll find that most hotels and restaurants offer a wide selection of alcoholic beverages. The country is known for its excellent local wines and locally produced beers, providing visitors with various options to enjoy during their stay.
We recommend that you purchase your own travel insurance when you book your airline tickets. Travel insurance provides an added layer of protection and peace of mind during your trip.
however Travel Insurance it is not mandatory
we are unable to issue inbound flight tickets. However, these can easily be obtained online or through your local travel agent. For your convenience, we can assist you in booking flights originating in Amman to neighboring countries or domestic flights within Jordan.
Your designated driver will not be a certified guide, but they are knowledgeable about the country, its traditions, and general information about the sites you visit. However, for specific sites like Jerash and Petra, we will arrange for a local certified guide to accompany you. If you prefer a professional guide throughout your journey, we can make those arrangements for an additional cost.
We strongly recommend touring with one of our english speaking drivers. Jordan's traffic rules and driving conditions may be challenging for those unfamiliar with the local road culture. Our drivers are not only courteous and well-informed but can also take you to places and provide insights that you might miss if you were driving yourself. Many of our clients have praised our drivers for making them feel like the stars of their journey, and we believe you'll have a more enjoyable and enriching experience with their guidance
When taking photographs during your travels in Jordan, it's important to be respectful of local customs and regulations. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind:
Ask for Permission: Always seek permission from locals before taking their photographs. Your guide can assist you in this process and help establish a friendly rapport with the people you encounter.
Avoid Sensitive Locations: Do not take photographs of military installations or airports. These are restricted areas, and capturing images of such locations may lead to misunderstandings or legal issues.
Protect Your Camera: Jordan's desert environment can be dusty, so it's advisable to carry your camera in a dust-proof bag or protective cover to prevent damage from sand and dust particles.
By following these photography guidelines, you can ensure that your photography experience in Jordan is respectful and enjoyable while maintaining a harmonious relationship with the local community
JORDAN'S CLIMATE INSIGHT
Helpful Travel Tips
Cloth we Recommend
When traveling to Jordan, it's essential to pack clothing suitable for the region's climate and cultural norms:
Summer (May to September)Summer (May to September): Lightweight cotton and linen clothing is highly recommended due to the warm weather. These fabrics help keep you cool and comfortable. However, it's essential to be respectful of the local culture. Revealing clothing is not appropriate, especially outside tourist areas.
Winter and Cool Evenings: In the winter months and during cool summer evenings, it's advisable to have warm clothing on hand. This includes sweaters or shawls to stay comfortable in lower temperatures.
Rainwear (November to April): Jordan experiences some rainfall from November to April, so it's a good idea to carry rainwear or an umbrella during this period.
Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes are a must, especially if you plan to explore various attractions. Ensure your footwear is suitable for walking on uneven terrain.
Sun Protection: Given the sunny climate, don't forget to pack a hat and sunblock to protect yourself from the sun's rays.
Cultural Sensitivity: Jordan is primarily a Muslim country, though not extremely conservative. It's advisable for both men and women to wear conservative clothing, especially in downtown Amman and rural areas, to show respect for local customs and traditions.
By adhering to these clothing recommendations, you'll have a comfortable and culturally respectful experience while exploring Jordan.
Moreover, you'll discover that most hotels offer WiFi facilities, ensuring you stay connected during your stay.
In addition to Arabic newspapers, Jordan provides an exceptional daily English-language newspaper, the Jordan Times. Major hotels further enhance your access to global news by offering a diverse selection of foreign newspapers and magazines. These amenities ensure that you can easily stay informed and connected while exploring Jordan.
Passport & Visa Information
However, it's crucial to note that specific nationalities may have different visa requirements. To ensure you have the correct information, please check the official webpage at www.visitjordan.com or contact your local Jordanian Embassy before your trip. These resources will provide you with the latest rules and restrictions related to your nationality.
As of now, the cost of a single-entry visa for all nationalities is JD40. However, if you book your travel through us, you moustly be eligible for a complimentary visa. To take advantage of this offer, it's important to provide all your passport details to us before your arrival in the country.
Upon your arrival at the airport, a representative from Sherazade Travel will be there to greet you. They will hold a sign bearing your name and assist you with all the necessary immigration procedures, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free start to your journey in Jordan.
Public Holidays & Festivals
Jordan celebrates a rich tapestry of holidays and festivals, offering visitors a glimpse into its vibrant culture and traditions. Here's what you need to know
While most tourist sites and many businesses remain open during holidays, government offices and banks typically close.
Holiday Observance: While most tourist sites and many businesses remain open during holidays, government offices and banks typically close. The official weekend in Jordan is on Friday and Saturday, although you'll find that many tourist sites and businesses also operate on Saturdays.
Islamic Calendar: Many Jordanian holidays are based on the Islamic religious calendar, which means they shift by approximately two weeks each year according to the lunar calendar.
Ramadan: During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. To show respect, it's advisable not to consume drinks, food, or cigarettes in public areas outside of restaurants and tourist sites during daylight hours.
Jerash Festival: An internationally renowned event, the Jerash Festival takes place in the ancient city of Jerash between July and August. It offers a captivating showcase of singers, musical and folklore troupes, plays, and symphony operas from both the Arab World and Europe. This festival is a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the cultural diversity of Jordan.
As you plan your visit to Jordan, consider the holiday calendar, as it can influence the availability of services and the atmosphere at various attractions. Embracing local customs and participating in festivals can enhance your travel experience and connect you with the rich heritage of this remarkable country.
Hotels & Accommodation
Jordan offers a wide array of accommodation options, including 3, 4, and 5-star hotels, in all major cities and towns. Whether you prefer Bed and Breakfast, Half Board, or Full Board arrangements, we can accommodate your preferences.
At Sherazade Travel, we take great care in selecting hotels that align with our stringent standards of service and cleanliness while offering excellent value for your money. Rest assured that your stay in Jordan will be comfortable and enjoyable.
If you have any special dietary needs or allergies, such as diabetes, please inform us in advance. This enables us to communicate your requirements to the hotels and other relevant establishments, ensuring that your needs are catered to upon your arrival. Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities, and we strive to make your visit to Jordan as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
Below simple list of Jordan Hotels and accommodations